One More Into the Clown Car?

2016 is shaping up to be every bit as amusing as 2012 as more and more Republicans shove their way into the presidential nomination clown car. The latest, believe it or not, is Sen. Lindsey Graham, who will no doubt run on the Bomb the Fuck Out of Everyone platform.

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has set up a committee he says will help him look beyond his home state to determine if he might have a “viable path” to the Republican presidential nomination.

Graham said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he set up a “testing-the-waters committee” to allow him to consider a presidential bid.

But wait, there’s more. Guess who is making fun of him for it? Herman Cain’s Cain TV website.

Now they’re just trolling us… Lindsey Graham discusses 2016 Presidential bid…

Because you demanded it!

“I’m not doing it to make a statement.”

That’s the word from Lindsey Graham, who is actually considering a run for President. Yes, really. Just let that sink in. “President Lindsey Graham.”

As opposed to President Herman Cain, for fuck’s sake?

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  • daved

    Given the perpetual state of terror in which Graham appears to exist, it’ll be interesting to see how he runs his entire campaign from under the bed.

  • eric

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, who will no doubt run on…

    He’s not going to “run” on anything. IMO he’s going to do a Sara Palin: take donations up until the day he has to officially declare his candidacy, not do so, collect free vacation.

  • raven

    who will no doubt run on the Bomb the Fuck Out of Everyone platform.

    I hope not.

    I knew people killed in Vietnam. I knew people killed in Iraq. How many more friend’s lives do I have to donate to pointless wars?

    While its true that we are almost too old to be in war zones any more, the USA can (and does) send our children.

  • brucegee1962

    One of my favorite political quotes comes from John McCain. I can’t remember the exact words, but the gist was

    “The one way to figure out whether or not a senator wants to be president: check to see if the senator has a pulse.”

  • Randomfactor

    Won’t his lack of a First Lady call his, um, qualifications into question?

  • colnago80

    Between Rick Perry and Lindsay Graham, the closet may get overcrowded.

  • Chiroptera

    You misspelled “klown kar.”

  • busterggi

    Hooray for our first gay President!

  • Synfandel

    Randomfactor: “Won’t his lack of a First Lady call his, um, qualifications into question?”

    Colbert has a solution. Graham just has to release a straight sex tape.

  • shadow

    @7:

    How about Krazy Klown Kar?

  • felidae

    McCain called Graham “my illegitimate son”

  • Michael Heath

    Herman Cain:

    Lindsey Graham, who is actually considering a run for President. Yes, really. Just let that sink in. “President Lindsey Graham.”

    Are conservatives getting so conditioned to blindly reacting to dog whistles, those that pander to them don’t even need to do the actual whistle?

    Kind of reminds me of Bill O’Reilly mentioning George Soros as a response to some subjects to be avoided – “nuff said!”

  • zbeeblebrox

    I think he would make a FABULOUS First Lady.

  • grumpyoldfart

    Are you sure he’s a real American? No mention of god!

  • StevoR

    Guess who is making fun of him for it? Herman Cain’s Cain TV website.

    Yes but does Donald Trump take him seriously?

    Still if you’re being mocked by Herman Cain ..

  • StevoR

    PS. What are Trump and Cain doing this (mock / “phony war”) election and can that thing on Trumps’ head be his veep candidate or should it be fired?

  • StevoR

    @8, busterggi : “Hooray for our first gay President! “

    I’m pretty sure you’ve actually already had a gay president early on – and not just in the old use of the word meaning either.

    James Buchanan Jr being one example – via his Wikipedia page :

    While Buchanan may have been asexual or celibate, there are many indicators that suggest he was homosexual. The argument has been put forward by Shelley Ross, biographer Jean Baker, sociologist James W. Loewen, Robert P. Watson, and historian John Howard.[73]

    A source of this interest has been Buchanan’s close and intimate relationship with William Rufus King (who became Vice President under Franklin Pierce). The two men lived together in a Washington boardinghouse for 10 years from 1834 until King’s departure for France in 1844. King referred to the relationship as a “communion”,[72] and the two attended social functions together. Contemporaries also noted the closeness. Andrew Jackson called them “Miss Nancy” and “Aunt Fancy” (the former being a 19th-century euphemism for an effeminate man[74]), while Aaron V. Brown referred to King as Buchanan’s “better half”.[75] James W. Loewen described Buchanan and King as “siamese twins.”

    Plus there’s suggestions of others too. Openly out maybe -but then I don’t think Lindsey Graham actually is is he? (This Aussie knows stuff all about him.)